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Nintendo breaks into mobile games

Mobile gaming has caught the eye of Nintendo

Acclaimed Japanese game company Nintendo is going to break into the world of mobile games. The company has announced that it will be developing and publishing mobile games in the near future. These games will be available on traditional handheld consoles as well as smartphones and tablets. Mobile gaming has become a powerful market for the game industry and many developers and publishers are beginning to focus on the mobile sector in order to connect with new consumers.

Nintendo may be able to compete in the mobile games space with its well loved franchises

Nintendo is somewhat notorious for being a slow-moving company. The company tends to stick to common practices that have proven to be successful in the past and is somewhat resistant to changes in the game industry as a whole. Nintendo is the world’s largest game company by revenue, but if it cannot adapt to a changing global market, the company could see its position as a leader diminish over the coming years. Competition in the mobile space is quite fierce, but Nintendo has proven several times that it can provide gamers with an enjoyable experience with their various franchises.

Nintendo teams with DeNA to develop new mobile games

Nintendo breaks into mobile gamesIn order to break into the mobile games market, Nintendo has partnered with DeNA, a Japanese mobile game publisher. DeNA will be designing the first of Nintendo’s mobile games, which will feature some of Nintendo’s most loved and memorable characters. The announcement of the partnership bolster faith among investors, with Nintendo’s stock price rising 27%. Though faith in the company has risen, there are concerns regarding whether or not Nintendo can compete in the mobile gaming space.

Mobile gaming continues to grow in popularity

Mobile games have become quite popular among consumers. These games are considered a valuable form of entertainment for these people, many of whom play games while on commutes or as an escape from tedious schoolwork. Consumers tend to spend money on these games as well, which has made the mobile games market quite lucrative and an attractive sector for companies like Nintendo.

Nintendo mobile gaming alliance formed

The company has joined forces with a Japanese firm called DeNA Co. for developing games for smartphones and tablets.

Nintendo Inc. has been turning its back on the concept that mobile gaming would ever lead to any significant competition, but very recently, a new alliance with a Japanese smartphone based game company, DeNA Co., it looks like the company has changed its attitude.

This new partnership between Nintendo and DeNA will allow the companies to come together for mobile game development.

Nintendo has revealed that some of the best recognized trademark characters from its games, such as Pokémon and Super Mario, could soon be making their way into the mobile gaming environment. Until now, the company has been fiercely holding onto those names, keeping their appearances exclusive to its own platforms, such as the 3DS mobile devices and the Wii home consoles. These two companies have stated that they intend to form a global membership service for a range of different devices that include Nintendo gadgets, PCs, as well as mobile devices such as smartphones.

The plan is to launch this new mobile gaming service by the fall of this year.

Nintendo - Mobile GamingThe two companies have both expressed that the Nintendo mobile games that they will be producing will not simply be reworked versions of the existing titles for that company’s consoles. Instead, they will be mobile apps that are developed specifically for the experience of smartphone users.

This partnership will bring together the game development abilities and intellectual property at Nintendo with the mobile expertise at DeNA. The announcement of this alliance also revealed that Nintendo will be acquiring about a 10 percent stake in DeNA, as it obtains about 15 million shares. DeNA will be taking on about a 1.24 percent stake of Nintendo, thorugh about 1.759 million shares of that company.

The total acquisitions in this mobile gaming deal have an estimated value of $182 million, and the exchange will take place on April 2. This will represent the start of an important redirect for Nintendo as it enters into a space that it had previously left essentially alone.